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From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, comes an imaginative book of poems and drawings—a favorite of Shel Silverstein fans young and old.

A Light in the Attic delights with remarkable characters and hilariously profound poems in a collection readers will return to again and again.

Here in the attic you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.

Come on up to the attic of Shel Silverstein and let the light bring you home.

Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on June 1, 2011 by Particular Books
ISBN-10: 1846143853
ISBN-13: 9781846143854
54 Book Reviews
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  • memoiloveit
    memoiloveitTuesday, May 31, 2016 at 6:59 am
    this is my favorite poem book because the poems are about unrealistic, funny, and imaginative things that the author writes creatively about
    • itsonlyyzariah
      itsonlyyzariahThursday, April 14, 2016 at 4:22 pm
      I love poem books. Especially ones that rhyme : (
      • laylvefam
        laylvefamThursday, April 7, 2016 at 4:03 pm55 stars
        i love the poem book
        • puppy1
          puppy1Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 2:49 pm
          It is just a super book and it is funny and it will bring a light to your day and heart and totes read the second book it is so good!
          • ssSFriday, February 19, 2016 at 7:36 am
            I'm reading the book I LOVE it so much my favorite poem right now is A Light in the Attic
            • hatgirl57
              hatgirl57Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 4:58 pm55 stars
              I surely love all the books by this author!!
              • 86cinnimon
                86cinnimonWednesday, September 30, 2015 at 2:19 pm
                Love it 💖💖
                • miracle123
                  miracle123Friday, September 25, 2015 at 11:09 am
                  cool book
                  • meredith4
                    meredith4Friday, August 28, 2015 at 8:38 am
                    I love the poetry in this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • brianna242
                      brianna242Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:51 pm
                      an amazing sight I see tonight what a great book I think ill get a hook on that sight